Tres Jolie Kit Club–Gel Plate Printing!!!–April 2022 Mood Board

Hey, y’all! Welcome back to the Corner Scraps Blog!

This week I am focusing on the Mixed Media Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club, and while I do make a few sample projects, my focus is really going to be on what a gel plate can do! I find gel printing to be incredibly addictive – I can sit for hours without noticing time passing while I peel paper after paper off.

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I do manage to add some mood board inspiration as well. I love citrus, not so much eating or drinking (I don’t care for sour), but for reasons I can’t explain, I love how citrus fruits LOOK – so I made a cut file that finds its way onto the gel plate! Check out my video to see all the ways I used the gel printing plate and the mixed media kit this month.


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April 2022 Moodboard:

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April’s mood board challenge rules:

  • You can create any type of project for the challenge.
  • You MUST say what you were inspired by.
  • You MUST include the twist in your design.
  • The twist for this month is SPRINGTIME MADNESS.
  • We would love to see you USE AT LEAST 1 of Tres Jolie’s products on your projects but it isn’t required to play along.
  • It MUST be a new project.
  • Place your entries in the April 2022 challenge folder on the Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe Facebook page. This challenge ends on April 30th, 2022 at 11:59 pm CST. All entries must be in this folder to be eligible for the prize (to have everyone eligible to win, we are limited the same winner to once every 3 months).

Papers:

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Here are a couple images of some of my finished papers – of course by “finished” I mean from this session! I may or may not decide to add more in the future! You can see my Citrus Cut File (mostly) survived being used over and over again, and I now have some gel plate printed citrus slices!


Easter Eggs:

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I just happened to come across a package of four wooden Easter Eggs in Wal-Mart, and decided they would be fun to use with the gel plate! If you saw my December 2021 Mixed Media Kit Project “Sleigh Bells,” then you already know I like to use more than paper on my gel plates! So I did it again, this time with some Easter Eggs.

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The egg on the left is just multiple layers from gel printing, tipped off with some splatters from the Dina Wakley Gloss Sprays found in this month’s kit. The Egg on the right also has multiple layers, but I also used the Citrus Cut File on the gel plate and then came in and added some gel pen after it was all dry to really make the slices stand out!

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For the “Spring” Egg, I used a flower-filled egg stencil I’ve had for years (no idea where it came from) and my Dina Wakley Spray to give some fun flowers to my gel printed background, then just grabbed a gel pen to add “Spring.” For the egg on the right, after my background layers were dry, I grabbed a white oil pastel to draw on some flowers! Oil pastels make a great resist, so I just added my Dina Wakley Gloss Sprays to color the stems and petals.


Envelopes:

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Once your gel prints are dry, you can fold them up and create custom envelopes with your original papers! Well I used a sheet of regular printer paper for my examples, if I had started with envelopes in mind, I would have used some cardstock for my envelope prints, but I don’t always know where I’m headed when I do most projects, and this week was no exception!

I added a bit of the Citrus Cut File and I made some paper Easter Eggs to layer up. Fun to make, and I have some one-of-a-kind envelopes. I also want to add that after they are dry, the Glossy Sprays make great resists!


Backgrounds for my tag and ATC:

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For the tag, I started tearing up some of my papers and layered them up, and added some Citrus slices using some Liquitex Matte Medium. After the matte medium was dry, I went back with my gel pens to add some accents to the rinds and scribbled on some flowers. I then came back with my glossy sprays and filled in the citrus slices. I can’t say this tag is “done”, but I wanted to do a little something that showed a few examples for layering and color. For my ATC, I grabbed up my Prima ATC blanks, some bits of the paper I had made, and glued them in place before taking it over to my sewing machine and adding some random “scribble” stitches. Then I came back and popped on a few chipboard pieces from my stash to complete the card.


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Thank you for joining me here in my corner! I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the different ways a gel plate can be used for making your own custom prints—half the fun is in the experimentation!

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In addition to this month’s Mixed Media Kit (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

Corner Scraps Studio: “Citrus” Cut File; *Jacquard Lumiere “Halo Violet Gold;” Dina Wakley Media: Heavy Body Acrylic Paint “Lemon,” *Acrylic Paint: “Tangerine” & “Lemon;” Vicki Boutin “Juicy Pear” Acrylic Paint; *FolkArt “Silver Sterling” Metallic Acrylic Paint; *DecoArt “Lavender” Acrylic Paint;” Apple Barrel “White” & “Pavement” Matte Acrylic Paint; *Tim Holtz Stencil: THMS117; Acrylic Paint Pens; Gel Press 8×10 & Petites; Ranger Heat-It Tool; We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board; oil pastels; black Stabilo pencil; Sakura Pens (metallic, Moonlight, Soufflé, Glaze); Aen Art Pen (glitter); craft sticks (i.e. popsicle sticks, tongue depressors); cheese cloth; corrugated cardboard; vinyl sink mat; fabric flowers; wooden eggs; *Ranger Craft Tags; *Prima ATC Cards; Simple Stories “Good Vibes” Chipboard Stickers; Bella Blvd Ciao Chip “Adventure;” printer paper; craft foam sheets; string/yarn; hot glue gun & hot glue sticks; UHU Stic; Liquitex Matte Medium

Tres Jolie Kit Club–April Mixed Media Kit–Easter Candlesticks

Hi, all! Welcome back to my blog! For my first project this month for the Tres Jolie Kit Club I have made a set of Easter Candlesticks!
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On the candlesticks I sprinkled some of the Magical Shakers, sprayed them with some water, set them upside down, and let the color run how it wanted! I did the same process with the eggs, just not upside down! Check out the video to see all the details.


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I added some glitter from this months kit to the bottom of the eggs, set them in some moss, and added some pearls to accent!

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The gesso on the candlestick and eggs had some of the texture powder mixed in to give everything a not-quite-smooth surface!


April Mixed Media Kit:

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In addition to the items from the kit (*Items from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I also used:
Kilz Original Primer, Glass Candlesticks from Dollar Tree, Floral Garden “Floral Moss,” Krylon Workable Fixatif, Mod Podge Matte Acrylic Sealer, JudiKins Diamond Glaze, *13@rts Gel Medium, *13@rts “White” SPLASH! Ayeeda Ink


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Egg Hunt

Egg Hunt – Created for the More Than Words June 2019 Main Challenge!

I started scrap-booking way back in 2009 when a friend asked me if I wanted to come over and scrap with her one night. At the time I was only thinking it would give me something to do…well, I haven’t stopped since! Honestly, at the time, I thought it was just putting photos down on paper and I think I might have actually said, “you know, they make photo albums for that!”

Anyhow, I have often wanted to go back and “fix” my earlier layouts and More Than Words gave me the perfect motivation this month! Truthfully I have been wanting to go back and “fix” this particular layout for a while (the before photo is a bit further down!). At the time I made it (mid-2010, according to the date of the photo of the layout), I hadn’t been scrap-booking very long, maybe 7-8 months. I didn’t have a lot of supplies, I think all my paper still fit in a single Iris 3″ Scrapbook Case! Then I found out people sew on their layouts! “SEW!!! Why didn’t I think of that! I have a sewing machine! I’m gonna sew!”

This months More Than Words Challenge is “Favorite & Scraplift Yourself.” 
What does the word FAVORITE inspire you to create?
You can choose to use the actual word somewhere on your project 
or simply be inspired by it. Please explain in your blog post 
how it inspired you if it isn’t obvious in your work.

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens – are these a few of your favorite things? As an extention to our word inspiration this month, we want you to find a favorite old project of your own and SCRAPLIFT YOURSELF! You can copy the design, the colours or any part of the project, so long as the project was created by you. Please share the original project in your post so we can see both the original and the scraplifted pieces.

The word “favorite” has a two part inspiration for me.
  1. Sewing is still one of my favorite techniques on layouts.
  2. These are some of my favorite photos! Especially the look on my sons face while the eggs are being counted! (No, that’s not me counting them with him in the photo! I was the one behind the camera!!)

As for scraplifting myself, I lifted technique (sewing), and colors (I actually used paper from the same DCWV stack!)

I took “Reinvent and old favorite” very literally! LOL!!
Ok…are you ready now? Ready to see the original?
Here it is:
The original, and my VERY first time sewing on a layout!

The original paper that the original title had been cut from!

What a difference nine years of “practice” makes!

Cut Files & Fonts (new layout):

  • Silhouette Store
  • Sweet Pea Sketch (Font) #86121
  • PN Flittering Bold (Font) #191827
  • SG Easter Egg Dingbats #256084
  • Chevron Easter Eggs #121232
  • Easter Eggs #24502

Products (new layout):

  • Shimmerz
  • Vibez
  • Hermit the Frog
  • Coloringz
    • Don’t Citron Me
  • Studio Calico
    • Large Alpha Used For “HUNT”
  • Pink Paislee
    • Paige Evans
    • Oh My Heart Ephemera
  • Hip Kit Club
    • Day Dreams
    • Puffy Stickers
  • American Crafts
    • Creative Devotion
    • Texture Stickers
  • Dear Lizzy
    • Date Stamp
  • Prima
    • Water Brush
  • Die Cuts With A View
    • Holiday Stack?? (around 2009-10)
  • Bazzill
    • Avalanche
  • A Flair For Buttons (Etsy)
    • All three buttons … at least I’m pretty sure because my collection was “manhandled” by a 2 & 6 yo in April when my niece & nephew came to visit! But who can resist colorful, shiny objects?!?!
  • 13 @rts
    • Ayeeda  Ink
  • idea-ology
    • Tim Holtz
    • Mini Stapler
  • Ranger
    • Archival Ink
    • Jet Black
  • Tim Holtz
    • Distress Oxide
    • Peacock Feathers
    • Squeezed Lemonade
  • Silhouette
    • Cameo 3
    • Pen Holder
  • Uni-Ball
    • Singo (Micro 207)
  • Liquitex
    • Clear Gesso
  • Krylon
    • Workable Fixative
  • Unknown/Unbranded
    • Threads
    • Washi Tape
    • Tissue Paper
    • White Cardstock (scrap pile!)
    • **All the other patterened papers. (They came in a SSS kit at least two years ago, but SSS “tears” off random chunks of pads …)
    Original Layout Products & Fonts (that I can remember):
    • Cricut
    • “53 Eggs” came from a Cricut Cartridge. I don’t know which one, it’s been a long time! I want to say it had the word “Basic” in it …
  • Die Cuts With A View
    • Holiday Stack?? (around 2009-10)